Hurley and Juliano move up the SmithBucklin ranks
Ellie Hurley, formerly senior coordinator of the convention and trade show services unit for Chicago-based association management company SmithBucklin, was promoted to the position of manager. Perry Juliano, former manager for the unit, has been appointed senior manager.
Susan Babich has been appointed director of national accounts for the Sacramento (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. Faye Pastor comes on board as director of national accounts, Eastern region, and Jonathan Wiser is the new director of convention sales.
Rachel Benedick is the new director of convention center sales for the Denver Metro Convention & Visitors Bureau. Melanie Donahue has been named executive meetings manager for the CVB.
Rick Blackburn has been appointed director of sales and marketing for the Ritz-Carlton, Lake Las Vegas.
Leigh Forrester, based in Atlanta, and New York City-based
Margie McCartney both have been named directors of national accounts for PRA Destination Management Inc.
Joseph Fuentes has been appointed senior sales manager for the San Jose (Calif.) Convention & Visitors Bureau. Tammy J. Johnson is now national sales manager for the Midwest.
Richard Harper is now vice president of sales and marketing for Las Vegas’ Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino.
Marjorie Lane has been named regional sales director for the Washington, D.C., area for Rosen Hotels & Resorts in Orlando.
Gregory Leinweber is the new director of sales for the Mansion on Forsyth Park in Savannah, Ga.
Roberta Rinker-Lukoff has signed on as vice president of sales and marketing, North America, for Conrad Hotels.
Gary Musich was named vice president of convention development at the Atlantic City Convention & Visitors Authority.
Rob Stirling has been named director of sales and marketing for Grand Del Mar (Calif.) Resort & Spa.